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    Long time

    I have not posted here, literally in several years. Many of you may have no idea who I am. That matters not. What does matter is the sorry state of affairs of the koi hobby in the US and the...
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    Hahaha! JR you tickle me. We had this...

    Hahaha! JR you tickle me. We had this conversation last night at my house with my geologist daughter. In spite of what the warmers think, last year's cold and this year's warmth are "weather," and...
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    My box lunch, I carried to school everyday was in...

    My box lunch, I carried to school everyday was in a straw box and usually consisted of something along the lines of a cucumber slice (longways) inside a roll of rice covered in a piece of seaweed.
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    I tend to agree with the poster that recommends...

    I tend to agree with the poster that recommends saving the $450 for one, much better kohaku than to buy any of these three.

    Not bad pond koi, but will not compete in a show, even in the US. Easy...
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    I find Brutuscz's study of karate and the link to...

    I find Brutuscz's study of karate and the link to koi very similar to my own experiences. After having my ass kicked about nine times after having moved from a private parochial school in Dallas to...
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    Hmmm.... Kind of reminiscent of the owner's...

    Hmmm....

    Kind of reminiscent of the owner's manual that came with my first motorcycle.
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    As I began learning of koi in my adult life in...

    As I began learning of koi in my adult life in Texas, all the things I learned as a child living in Japan would come back to me. It was actually strange and fascinating at the same time, the...
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    WOW! I love it! Obviously the work of a...

    WOW! I love it!

    Obviously the work of a master craftsman.

    Reminds me of growing up in Japan, and in a house full of Japanese artifacts, even after coming home to Texas. My sister and I still...
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    Yes, if you leave out Ron Paul, a superior person...

    Yes, if you leave out Ron Paul, a superior person in all respects, it is an inferior group of candidates. Sad thing is, any of them is far, far superior to what we've got now.

    In my lifetime, and...
  10. Personally, JR, I think you are asking the wrong...

    Personally, JR, I think you are asking the wrong question. You allude to the proper question in your treatise.

    "Should koi shows in the US be held in Spring and Summer?"

    Alternatively,...
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    You will not find either of my daughters at an...

    You will not find either of my daughters at an occupy site either. Both too busy working and paying their way through grad school. Neither planning on the givernment to take care of them, even though...
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    Canada needs to look to Texas if they need an...

    Canada needs to look to Texas if they need an example of both how to run an economy and how to supply it with fuel. Much maligned, especially by the other coastal (especially left coastal) states as...
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    So, JR, Time to buy more precious metals or...

    So, JR,

    Time to buy more precious metals or not?

    Funny thing, as a long time and avid collector of coins, a lot of my "circulated" silver and gold coins now are worth much more as bullion than...
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    Gotta love them liberal elite boys, ever' time...

    Gotta love them liberal elite boys, ever' time they get confounded and confused by sumptin' they havta resort to callin' folks names and such. Incapable of independent thought and unable to answer...
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    EXCELLENT example of what happens when your...

    EXCELLENT example of what happens when your givernment has too much control and not enough common sense. Forcing oil exploration into deeper and deeper waters before the proper technology exists to...
  16. In light of the above, and with the consideration...

    In light of the above, and with the consideration that the ONLY stage in the ich life cycle vulnerable to treatment is the "free swimming or theront" stage, you can see that at low temps you are very...
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    Laugh a minute..... I love my "form" of...

    Laugh a minute.....

    I love my "form" of government I detest those currently involved in it. Too much lip service and too little action. Then when somebody takes the bull by the horns and does...
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    Now THAT'S funny! If "carbon" were the...

    Now THAT'S funny!

    If "carbon" were the problem that would make a tad of sense. But carbon is essential for life and more of it in the air makes for more life on the ground.

    OTOH, it does make...
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    Not a "koi" house, but for the same purpose. This...

    Not a "koi" house, but for the same purpose. This is my tilapia ovewintering house.

    Note the windmill outside that provides aeration. You can gauge the size by the person standing at the rear,...
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    I'll see what I can dig up....some so far back in...

    I'll see what I can dig up....some so far back in time they are on old hard drives taken from old computers and not yet "recovered" for use. Also somewhere are notebooks full of pics and notes, but...
  21. When it comes to fish we all get along pretty...

    When it comes to fish we all get along pretty good.....anything else, we can always "take it outside."

    I now that all ZNA chapters in the US are also members of AKCA. They do not always get...
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    Do you fish? Even using the very best BREEDING...

    Do you fish?

    Even using the very best BREEDING stock I could afford (not the same as show or hobby fish) from breeders such as Omosako, Dainichi, Jinbei, Isa, etc. I made mostly fish bait. Some...
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    Hmmm....here we go again. Ya can't have it...

    Hmmm....here we go again.

    Ya can't have it both friggin' ways so which way is it?

    This year saw one of the hottest and by far the driest summer in Texas since records have been kept. Of course,...
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    As a very general rule, yes. However, there is no...

    As a very general rule, yes. However, there is no hard fast method. Only the "test."

    First, use the very best fish you can obtain, no matter the cost. When I was actively breeding many koi I'd...
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    I'm not sure of your application, but if a low...

    I'm not sure of your application, but if a low lift (less than 10 feet) and not much of a pipe run, there are some extremely efficient commercial axial flow pumps out there. A 1.5 hp 4" discharge...
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